Sport #3 – Edmonton Oilers vs big apple Rangers Open Thread

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After playing their previous game exactly a week ago, the Rangers are finally back in action this afternoon as they faceoff against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers are coming into this game undefeated, as they sit atop of the Pacific Division with four wins and eight points to their name. Like the Oilers, the Rangers still have yet to lose a game but they haven’t played an organized game of hockey in nearly seven days. The Rangers fresh legs could be the difference maker though with the Oilers playing their last game on Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.

About Edmonton
Edmonton ( (listen); Cree: ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐊᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ; Blackfoot: Omahkoyis) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor”.The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta’s second-largest city and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America’s northernmost metropolitan area with a population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.Edmonton’s historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) in addition to a series of annexations through 1982, and the annexation of 8,260 ha (82.6 km2) of land from Leduc County and the city of Beaumont on January 1, 2019. Known as the “Gateway to the North”, the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. It is home to North America’s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world’s largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.

Game #3: Edmonton Oilers vs New York Rangers Open Thread

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The Rangers lineup remains mostly intact, with the only major change being on the fourth line as Greg McKegg makes his Rangers debut. The trade of Vladislav Namestnikov opened up an opportunity for McKegg, so it will be interesting to see what he does with a chance to remain in the lineup. The defensive pairings remained unchanged, and it is expected that Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod in goal by David Quinn.

Player to Watch: Kaapo Kakko

It’s only fitting for Kaapo Kakko to be the player to watch for this afternoon. Kakko hasn’t necessarily played bad at all during the first two games, but he’s still in search of his first career point. David Quinn has been asking for more from his second lineup, and I can see Kakko stepping up in a big way this afternoon. It’s a Saturday afternoon matinee at Madison Square Garden, so anything is possible.

Game #3: Edmonton Oilers vs New York Rangers Open Thread

Enjoy the game!